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Wordless Wednesday: Operation Skinny Jeans Style

Ya’ll…..

YA’LL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guess what?

Today, after my muscles were beaten to a pulp in Bodypump we were at the very end of the workout, only 2 songs left to do, and it was time for push-ups. I’m not gonna lie, typically I don’t just do push-ups on my knees, I do them with my butt in the air…because typically I’m so exhausted at that point and I HATE push-ups that I just don’t care to push myself. Well, I was about to assume my butt in the air position when I had a thought, “You know, I betcha I can do the for real push-ups”. And so I did.

All of them. ALL of them. On my toes. All the way up. All the way down.

And then I cried. {I’m not lying}

Things like that. Doing something that I’ve told myself that I hate doing, or that I can’t do…when I bust down that wall, almost every time, I cry. I hide it easily in the amount of sweat dripping off my face.

IT GETS BETTER

Class ended and I went to weigh myself. I’ve been pissed off at the scale {and really myself} for like 2 months now. I’m not kidding you. When was the last time I did an update? I’d already been at the 17-19lbs mark for a month at that point…and I stayed there. So.Freaking.Annoying. I got on the scale and expected to see the same 237/238 that I’ve been seeing.

Except I didn’t.

I saw 236 instead…..THAT’S 20LBS BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hot Damn!

And then I started crying again.

I guess this isn’t so “Wordless” afterall…but, here’s where the Wordless comes in. I can’t believe that I’m really posting these, and even more so…I can’t believe what the beginning looks like. But, here’s the progression. I’ve only done 3 mirror shots because there’s been no movement on the scale….so here’s what I have.

starting weight

10 lb mark

20 lbs mark

So…still a really long way to go…BUT?!?!?! That’s OK.

I’m really excited today. I’m really proud of myself today.

Happy Wednesday Ya’ll!

Operation Skinny Jeans Update

So, I know it’s been awhile since an Operation Skinny Jeans update, and there’s a reason for that…

I totally sucked at it from about mid-August til last week…

It’s true. I did. Instead of my 4 or 5 trips to the gym lasting 1-2 hours, I was going once maybe twice a week, and I didn’t think twice about leaving after just one class. It was awful. I’m telling you, if I could find an excuse to not go to the gym…I used it. I couldn’t find motivation to save my life. The scale was going up, my knee was killing me, even my ELBOW was injured. At one point during that month and a half I {foolishly} weighed myself and I was up like 4lbs, and there went my “I’m almost at 20lbs” goal….Bleh.

So, last Monday I said to heck with it…I had to get back on track if it killed me. I didn’t actually think I was going to die, but I knew for sure that it was going to hurt like crap! But, sometimes? You just gotta pull up your big girl pants and get to work…you know? So that’s what I did, I pulled up my big girl pants and got to work. And? It’s working!

Last week I made it to the gym 4 days…whoop whoop….and killed it during the workouts. This morning I got on the scale {only after Brad suggested it, I was going to wait another week} and I was at 18lbs down, which is 1lb lighter than the next to last time that I weighed myself, 5lbs lighter than the last time that I weighed myself, and….only 2lbs away from 20!!!!!

To be honest? I feel like I should’ve been there already, and the reality is that I should’ve. I have no idea why I essentially took a month and a half off at this point in the journey…other than, I just lost my drive. I have a hard time with drive to begin with….so this journey is testing everything about me.

If you’re wondering what workouts I’m doing, here’s my typical week’s schedule:

Monday: 9:30 – BodyJam, and if I’m feeling spiffy 10:30 – Yoga
Tuesday: 9:30 – BodyAttack {I personally hate this class because it’s so hard, so if I have any type of excuse I’ll skip it.
Wednesday: 8:30 – BodyPump {weightlifting}, and again, if I’m feeling up to it, 9:30 – Yoga
Thursday: 9:30 – Zumba
Friday: 10:30 – BodyCombat {mixed martial arts, otherwise known as beating the crap out of the air in front of you, also known as MY FAVORITE CLASS EVER!!!!!! I’m also not opposed to making the Circuit Training class at 8:30 on Friday if I can’t make it to BodyCombat. I’ve only done that once, but OMG, it’s killer.

Anyways, I feel like I’m back, and it’s a good feeling to have….

Happy Monday Ya’ll!

PS…if you’ve ever wondered what I look like when I mop my floors, I uploaded a little video for you…

Ok, obviously that’s not me….but really Shark Steam Mop????? Really???? Who mops like that?